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Old Bedford Village 2023 Special Events
Hours 9am to 5pm, Thursday - Sunday unless stated otherwise.
Open from the last Saturday in May- Last Sunday in October.
Open the first two Saturdays in December for Candlelight Christmas from 5-9 PM.

Events and times subject to change. Please call 814-623-1156 to confirm or check our Facebook page for the latest information!

We reserve the right to close early due to inclement weather, especially if that weather puts our guests or the living historians putting on an event at risk.

$10 for adults
$9 for senior citizens (65+ with ID)
$5 for Children Ages 6-18
FREE Admission for Children 5 & Under!

May 20
The Roaring 20s - NEW FOR 2023!
We will welcome our 2023 season with a brand-new event - The Roaring 20s!  This one-day event will serve as a special fundraiser and preview to the 2023 season and will take you back in time 100 years to the time of flappers and zoot suits, prohibition & speakeasies, the charleston & fox trot, and much more!  Join us as we explore this new era!
NOTE:  Because this is a fundraiser/season preview event, the cost will be $20 per person for all guests.  First 100 tickets sold will include special VIP experiences!  Call 814-623-1156 for details!  Also, this event will be a more adult-oriented experience than our other offerings, including moonshine sampling, bootleggers, gangsters, and flappers.

Memorial Day Weekend - May 27
Regular Thursday - Sunday hours officially resume for the season on Saturday, May 27! Celebrate the start of the summer season at Old Bedford Village!  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our many picnic tables! 

June 10 - 11
Civil War Reenactment
Learn about the American military of the period. Talk with vets. Reenactors, period military vehicle rides.
Hundreds of troops and horses relive the Civil War. Visit the camps. Battles complete with cannons both days. Spectacular!

June 24 - 25
Wild West Weekend
Back to the days of the old west – gunfights, bank raids and poker games. The “Wild West” never looked so good!  Loads of fun activities for all ages!

July 8 - 9
Napoleonic Grande Tactique
Join us for a display of the pagentry and style of early 19th century European warfare.  Learn about the tacitcal brilliance of one of history's great military commanders, and discover the origins of tactics that would influence warfare in the American Civil War and beyond.

Pioneer Day Camp
Our popular kids' camp returns for its 4th year!  Please call 814-623-1156 for additional details and to register!  Camp runs from 10 am - 3 pm.  Discounts available for families with multiple children!

August 12-13

18th & 19th Century Living History Weekend
Demonstrations and Interpretations of frontier life during the18th and 19th centuries.

August 19-20
Meet the Union Generals. Living History Event
The Confederation of Union Generals & their ladies discuss their lives & the Civil War.

September 2 & 3
6th Annual Union Recruiting Encampment: 
The Homefront: 1863
We invite you to join us for a weekend of interpretive living history, as we recreate the raising of Bedford County’s Co’s. D, E., & F., of the 138th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  This event will feature a recruiting and training camp, using the U.S. Army Regulations of 1861 and the U.S. Army School of the Soldier tactics being demonstrated according to the original manuals. Camps will feature other U.S. Army departments and functions that would have existed during the time.

October 7 & 14
Murder Mystery Evenings

There’s been a terrible murder in the Village! You are the detective. Interactive. 6 pm to 10 pm. Please bring a flashlight and a pencil.  After a brief orientation, you will be free to interview the suspects in their cabins at your own pace. Please plan to arrive by 7:30 to ensure that you have plenty of time to question all of the suspects and solve the mystery. 

October 21 & 22

Old fashioned family fun awaits all ages at our autumn pumpkin festival!  Lots of activities for all. Pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, snacks, games, and so much more.
$10 for adults, Children under 14 free!
*Some activities
require a nominal fee.

December 2 & 9
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Village

Stroll through the Village; enjoy live seasonal music. Cookies, hot cider & cocoa, learn the stories behind your favorite holiday traditions! Come celebrate the season with us! 5 pm to 9 pm. 
Bring a donation of an item with a $10 value for the Bedford County Humane Society to receive a free snickerdoodle and hot cocoa!

Old Bedford Village
Bringing you the very best in living history, educational and quality fun family events

Regular Admission rates ($10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for students ages 6 - 18, children 5 & under Free) apply to all events, except as noted.  Events, dates, and times are subject to change, so please call to confirm.  Special activities occur during each event, so please call (814)623-1156 or visit Old Bedford Village on Facebook for details.

All reenactment units attending events must carry liability insurance to participate. OBV is a re-enactor friendly site. We expect only the highest standards of authenticity and appropriate behavior.

Old Bedford Village reserves the right to amend this calendar of events as circumstances require.


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Music supplied by David & Ginger Hildebrand